I want today for a cleaning come to find out I had 3 cavatys and the dentist out the shots to num then I felt it go all the way to my right side all the way to my temple and I got a headache well I didn't end up getting no dental work done other then a cleaning and this been since 2:30pm and now it's 11 on in my jaw feels stift and like if I had a rubber band holding it together any suggestions

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 12 - November - 2017, at 00:22 AM

  • From your symptoms it looks like you got the numbing shot for the cleaning. It takes around two to three hours for the affect of the numbness to go, after that you feel normal but if you are still feeling stiff jaw, it may be because of cleaning and the affect of numbness shot. Do warm saline rinses two to three times a day. You can take some mild pain killer which is available OTC. This feeling should go in couple of days . If it lingers then you should visit your dentist who will do the clinical examination and find out the cause of your problem. Sometimes after cleaning the gums show the symptoms of infection and hence you feel stiffness but sometimes the stiffness is because of numbing shot.  If you want to know more about cleaning and its affect you may browse the following link on our website....Why Root Scaling And Planning Is Good Read more at: http://www.identalhub.com/blog/716/why-root-scaling-and-planning-is-good

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